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The sale was set up by Fugl developer Johan Gjestland, and a portion of the revenue from participating games will be donated to "organizations like Greenpeace, World Land Trust and The Nature Conservatory."
Two games are offering additional donations. During the sale, 15 percent of Subnautica's profits will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup, an organization which is devising technology to capture and remove ocean plastics, and One Tree Planted will plant one tree for each copy of Playne sold.
The sale runs until 4 pm Pacific on June 7, and you can find all of the participating games here.
Since I have a moment with the topic, and without suggesting that this is a sufficient salve to all our interlocking global crises, I also recommend composting, gardening along permaculture principles, and sharing food with your community if you can. I'm going to go water my plants now.
The first big update for Subnautica: Below Zero is out now. Unknown Worlds have added new areas, new sea-life, and a big modular submarine truck to build in their early access survival adventure. The Seatruck update introduces your un-glamorous flagship vessel of this new game, an upgradable hauler that starts out with just a front cab, but you can add extra holds with new functions. There’s two new biomes inhabited by new creatures, such as the massive, toothsome Squidshark. It may not be creatively named, but it can still kill you. See it and more in motion below.
Below Zero, the arctic-themed standalone expansion for deep-sea adventure Subnautica, is now available in early access on PC - and, to celebrate, developer UnknownWorlds has offered up the very first trailer.
Described as a "new chapter" in the Subnautica saga, Below Zero unfolds one year on from the events of the base game and challenges players to survive a disaster at an alien research station, located in a previously unseen, ice-bound region of ocean planet 4546B.
Up until today, we've only seen the smallest of glimpses of Below Zero's icy new environs. However, now that early access is officially underway and eager fans are finally able to experience the first few hours of the expansion for themselves, UnknownWorlds has offered a slightly more illuminating taste of things to come, albeit in cinematic trailer form. Allow me to summarise the key points: ALIEN PENGUINS!!!
Subnautica is one of the great early access success stories. Not just because of its financial achievements – still dwarfed by some of the bigger names – but because of how it used the process to build and refine an exquisitely good game. Co-created with its players, but confident enough to maintain its creative direction, the result is one of the best games of the last few years. So perhaps it’s not ultimately that surprising that Unknown Worlds would repeat the practice for their follow-up, Subnautica: Below Zero.
Once again we’re under the sea, albeit in frostier conditions, with the first few hours and earliest biomes of a whole new adventure.
The following inevitably contains mild spoilers for the original Subnautica>
Developer Unknown Worlds has announced that Below Zero, the ice-themed standalone expansion for superb underwater exploration adventure Subnautica, is entering early access on PC next week, January 30th.
Below Zero was announced last August and is described as a "new chapter" in the Subnautica story, unfolding across a previously unseen, ice-bound region of ocean planet 4546B.
At the time of the reveal, Unknown Worlds confirmed that Below Zero's development approach would be similar to that of Subnautica's base game, and that it would be "carefully crafting" the new experience based on player feedback during a period of early access.